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Forum: Asia Pacific 08-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By RDT953
Lots of twisties

You probably should have a look at the Gaijin-Riders forum for more of an idea of the local riding scene and the possible problems of bringing your own bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 314,408
Posted By RDT953
Joined the club

Just collected the new to me Djebel yesterday, It's a 1996 model with 35,500klm on the clock. Mechanically fine but in need of some cosmetic surgery. I'll be trawling the thread for pearls of wisdom...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,773
Posted By RDT953
Many thanks for posting

I know how much work goes into writing these reports, I've done a couple myself and would think long and hard before committing to another. To me you have the right mix of words and pics, the pics...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,493
Posted By RDT953
So when is the movie coming out?

This is very entertaining reading, it has the lot, humour, adventure, danger an ever changing cast of characters. Get started on a movie script.
I envisage a cross between Long Way Round, Easy...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 42,030
Posted By RDT953
Try re-sizing

I had a the same problem in SE Asia so I reduced all my RR Pics to 800 x 600 before uploading to the online account. It makes it easier on the reader as well, full size pics make the opening of your...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 103,796
Posted By RDT953
Thanks from Japan

P-38 arrived and will be included in the camping kit, thank you. +1 on the vids, I really like the low key approach it came across like it was made by a mate who is explaining a product to me that I...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 103,796
Posted By RDT953
Distribution outside of the USA?

For those of us not residing in the USA, is there any way you can have the bags shipped directly to customers from the country of manufacture?
This could result in a hefty difference in the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By RDT953
Carnet required

I did the land crossing from Timor to Indonesia on a small bike late last year and the carnet was definitely required. I used Cakra from Indonesia to Malaysia and same deal with the carnet to get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By RDT953
Another thumbs up for small bikes

Great to see, I think a 125 to 250 bike is pretty much perfect for exploring off the beaten track. I had a great time with my little Honda CT110 touring Indonesia and beyond, it was such a cheap bike...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Lazy Days

Once the bike was unpacked I grabbed a nice cold coconut juice and got comfortable on the beach waiting for the sunset. This is why I came west after all.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
So many tourists

The closer I got to Phuket and Krabbi the less I was liking it so I detoured around them. Back through the hills for awhile and some more dramatic scenery.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
The case of the missing post

I've just realised that a whole post has gone missing. Bugger, I'll do it again but this has me perplexed.

OK so I left the east coast and headed across the Isthmus of Kra to the west. I took...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
10q

Thanks for reading, I have maybe one or two more posts to write to finish this RR and promise to get to it in the next day or so.
Do I fin'd the Postie cramped. Only a lot. But it is better since...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Yes the oil cooler was for the FinBro motor and...

Yes the oil cooler was for the FinBro motor and was removed at the same time as the original motor was reinstated.


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Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 176,842
Posted By RDT953
Invited to China

The Chinese rider I was chatting to (with the help of the hotel owner translating) invited me to join them for the ride back through Laos and into China. I told him it wasn't possible for foreigners...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Lazy Days

Really enjoying the beach near Chumphon and kept extending by a day at a time. Spent a small fortune on some nice tropical fruit; about AU$3 for this lot.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Been before

Thanks Gavo I have the needle up a bit, I put a new needle and seat in back in Chiang Mai, the old one broke where the circlip goes. I've been to Laos before when a mate and I rented 250 XR Honda's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
To the sea

Took back roads as much as possible and just kept going with short breaks to rest myself and the motor.
Made it all the way to Prachuap Khirikhan and checked into a cheap guesthouse with the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Leaving Chiang Mai

First, thanks for the encouragement to keep posting it helps.

The absolutely worst part of going to Chiang Mai is that it's a hard place to leave, one day rolls into the next and before you know...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 42,030
Posted By RDT953
Paths crossed already

Sorry but I somehow missed your reply to my previous post, pity as I could have directed you to a nice cheap bungalow on a lovely beach just 15 klm north of Chumphon, which I just left this morning...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Heading for the finish line

It's been awhile since my last posting, I'm running out of stuff that I think is interesting enough to post. Stayed in Maehongson for a couple of nights and then started back to Chaing Mai in company...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 42,030
Posted By RDT953
Coming at ya.

G'day mate,
I'm a couple of months ahead of you and now on my relaxed way back to Malaysia. Presently in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Let me know if you want to hook up along the road for an information...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Speeding tickets

I've managed to avoid the rotten things for pretty much my whole driving life, however I harbour an ambition to get a speeding ticket on PB in an 80 zone. I'd thank the officer for his/her dedication...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Thanks

Yep, doing that, was thinking more about for later when PB reverts from being an international touring machine to more domestic duties without GPS. Also have a GPS speedo app on my phone.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Funny man

Thanks for the morning laugh Blek, You're a funny man.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Nice

I drove 1140km's through a snow storm to get this little beauty.
11,500km's on the odometer, and she still has the original tyres.

That's admirable dedication. I'll look forward to reading your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Old Elephant Trail to Maehongson

I'd heard a bit about this trail over the mountains from, some of the regulars at Riders Corner and was keen to give it a go on PB. Then I got a call from Sture, AKA Stig asking if I was interested...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,470
Posted By RDT953
Fuel

With fuel being your top expense so you'll be happy filling up in Indonesia and Malaysia where it's heavily subsidised.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Bits for brake

Of course you can have an adventure on your CT110, plenty of others have traveled much further than I have on these little bikes and I'm sure others will keep at it.

The rim is original re-laced...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Test ride for new brake

With the bike back with engine repairs and new brakes I wanted to give it a test ride. George has a rented 125 Suzuki scooter so we took the bikes north along the 107 to visit a couple of dams and...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By RDT953
I do like my Redverz, but

Yep, I've got one and used it a few times. My riding mates make derogatory comments about the weight as compared to their little dome tents, but then they carry tarps, extra poles and ropes to make...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,141
Posted By RDT953
Great, thanks for sharing

Loving your RR, thanks for sharing your great pics and entertaining story line.
Brilliant that more and more people are touring on smaller bikes, not that I have anything against bigger bikes but as...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,470
Posted By RDT953
Tyres

Good luck with the big trip fellas, I'll be following your report with some interest. I'm in Thailand now having ridden my Postie Bike from Darwin. Did the Toll barge across to Timor etc; hope that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Yes, do seriously consider Indonesia

Replied to you by email Big Fella.
Gavo, thanks for reading and if you can manage it I urge you to go to Indonesia and make sure you touch base with local bikers through the regional forum here on...
Forum: Asia 02-01-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5,810
Views: 791,696
Posted By RDT953
Now I want to go too

I rode through Indonesia from Timor to Sumatra last year and dearly wanted to go to Sulawesi but was running out of time. Now you have me wanting to retrace my route from Thailand back to Indonesia...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
And Better Brakes

Decided that with all this go power I really needed improved braking and decided on getting a disc system fitted.

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Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 169,361
Posted By RDT953
Disc brake

With the more powerful engine I thought it would be a good idea to have some better braking technology.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
Through the Golden Triangle

A nice quiet night and a great sleep at the resort. Did a bit of bike maintenance in the morning and then out the gate.

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Forum: Beasts 01-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,151
Views: 733,394
Posted By RDT953
Seen in Nan Thailand

I'm not a CB500X owner but I do like the look of them. Anyway these caught my eye while I was in Nan last week and thought there might be some interest in them on this thread. I believe the bike...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,548
Posted By RDT953
The Golden Triangle

Continued up the 1148 and crossed a bridge over a small shallow river where I saw people harvesting something from the river bed.

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